Help! There Is a Spider Living in My Kia’s Side Mirror! How Do I Get Rid of It?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 8:39 pm
Spider in front of of a vehicle's wheel

Best Ways to Banish Spiders from Your Kia

Salutations! Here at Performance Kia, we are huge fans of the book and movie Charlotte’s Web. As much as we love Charlotte and her knack for words – and we are always amazed at the radiant lacework of a spider’s web – we don’t exactly appreciate seeing humble spiders take up residence in our Kia. So what can we do to get Charlotte away from our Kia and back to the barnyard with Wilbur and Templeton?

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Very rarely does this method work. As delicate as those spiderwebs look, they are actually stronger than steel so the resident spider will stay put while you are cruising. But chin up! We know some terrific options that can effectively get rid of that spider!

Best Method to Get Rid of Spiders from Your Kia Without Smashing Them

Blue-toned photo of a spiderFor many of us – especially if we have arachnophobia – our first impulse would be to smash the spider with our shoe. But this is kind of cruel and will surely leave a big splat on your Kia. In the words of Charlotte, “spiders are really very useful creatures” because they keep bug populations at bay. If you are interested in having less bugs around while not having a spider living in your Kia’s side mirror, we recommend trapping the spider in a cup and releasing it someplace far enough away where it will not relocate your vehicle.

From there, you can swab some citrus oil or peppermint oil around your side mirrors and other nooks and crannies in your vehicle. For some reason, spiders don’t like these scents and will stay away.

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